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Amber what comes to mind?

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Boulderdash Mon 24-Sep-12 16:38:02

What comes to mind when you think of Amber, is it lovely or too chavvy?

Boulderdash Mon 24-Sep-12 16:40:50

What comes to mind when you think of the name Amber?

NickNacks Mon 24-Sep-12 16:42:22


delilah88 Mon 24-Sep-12 16:47:20

Hippy name - pretty though!

lisaro Mon 24-Sep-12 16:48:04

It's a pet's name.

PandaWatch Mon 24-Sep-12 16:50:04

Beautiful. It's top of our list for any future DDs! And we are not chavs smile

heliotrope Mon 24-Sep-12 16:50:08

My two boys both would have been Amber. It's high on list for dc3 if girl.... So obv I think lovely and not chavvy.

HmmThinkingAboutIt Mon 24-Sep-12 16:52:55


But then I'm weird. I like the name though likes of precious and semi-precious stones are too popular for my taste atm.

Startailoforangeandgold Mon 24-Sep-12 16:54:04

A very handsome girl with striking long hair, normally plaited that therefore bleached into stripes when she let it down.

She one of the brownies I helped with and long hair was unusual in the mid '80s

Lovely name

LizLemon007 Mon 24-Sep-12 16:54:27

I think it's beautiful. I considered it.

LizLemon007 Mon 24-Sep-12 16:55:40

lol at dinosaurs. I did think of amber, the stone, with a little million year old fly trapped in there containing the dna of a dinosaur.

PandaWatch Mon 24-Sep-12 16:58:24



This makes me want to use it even more!

CaptainWentworth Mon 24-Sep-12 17:08:03

We had a tortoiseshell cat called Amber (her brother was Jet). Lovely name though, and she was a lovely cat who reached the grand old age of 19!

Arwhen Mon 24-Sep-12 17:09:53

Hm ok, to me those semi-precious stone names always sound like topless dancers or escorts...

Redhillibilly Mon 24-Sep-12 17:13:00

My very first thought is Amber Le Bon. despite this, I love it!

worldcitizen Mon 24-Sep-12 17:15:05

...topless dancers or escorts...there might be some truth to this, BUT I have met quite a few Ambers who were all middle-class university students...pretty, longish hair, natural, sporty, and simply nice and friendly.
But I could imagine this name to be found across all sorts of social circles, which is not a bad thing in my book...

worldcitizen Mon 24-Sep-12 17:15:55

...and that was in the U.S...guess it's important to mention for more claritysmile

TidyGOLDDancer Mon 24-Sep-12 17:16:34

It's a dog name for me. I've known two of them!

It is pretty though.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Mon 24-Sep-12 17:19:56

Forever Amber the novel. Or a child I knew as a kid.....I don't' think its chavvy.

BitOutOfPractice Mon 24-Sep-12 17:20:26

It's pretty but a bit dated imho. Like Jade. Lovely name but a bit 80s.

Sorry blush

ripsishere Mon 24-Sep-12 17:22:10

Exactly what I thought Bitoutof. I knew three girls called Amber. T'was very popular in the 80s and a tiny bit dated now.

LizLemon007 Mon 24-Sep-12 17:23:16

I agree with worldcitizen. It has been linked to topless dancing on mumsnet at least but the only ambers I know are all sporty, academic and wholesome, so in my neck of the woods it's a good name.

PandaWatch Mon 24-Sep-12 17:25:06

It makes me laugh when people say a name is a dog's/cat's name because all the dogs we've had and all the dogs and cats I know of now all have human names - off the top of my hea, out of ones I know now, I can think of a Peter (dog), Keith (cat), Angus (cat), Britney (dog), Bob (dog), Daisy (cat), Jeremy (cat), Phoebe (cat). And two goldfish called David and Ashley confused.

suburbandream Mon 24-Sep-12 17:26:27

Not chavvy at all - think of that jewellery designer girl in Made in Chelsea grin, she's vair posh

Dogsmom Mon 24-Sep-12 17:34:43

I think Amber will be the new Ruby.

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